Friday, September 16, 2011

Sugar Cookies and Brownies.......

I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so having something Raw to munch on hand is a must. I find that if i do not keep ready made snacks in the cupboard then I will eat anything, which is not a good thing.

I find that somethings the combinations of some Raw Recipes yields a result that is nothing like the real thing it was meant to resemble and sometimes an ingredient will over power the whole dish. I created this batter to have a very mild taste to it. This way you can manipulate it to your tastes. Add some chopped dried fruit or cacao nibs, or I like I dis some Cacao powered for an out of this world brownie.

Raw Sugar Cookie Batter
2 cups Raw Soaked Cashews
2 TBS water
1 cup frozen Dates
1 tsp Vanilla

Using frozen dates keeps them from gumming up your food processor or blender. toss your frozen dates in the blender/food processor and whirl until chopped finely. In your food processor add your cashews, water, and pulse until chopped finely. Add your dates and vanilla and run your food processor until you have a well combined paste that is smooth and well combined.

Now you can stop here and put teaspoonfulls on your dehydrator tray and call it a day. These make a great mild sugar cookie like bites.

Or you can add 1/4 cup of cacao powder and whirl it up to make the best Raw Brownies you have ever tasted. Once dehydrated they even get crunchy edges like brownies. just spread about 1/2 inch think on your dehydrator tray. dehydrate until firm enough to cut, cut into squares an then dehydrate over night. you will want to keep these in the fridge because they are ooey gooey in the middle.

Or maybe some dried coconut, dried bananas, and dried pineapple for a pina colada flavor.... The sky is the limit.


  1. Hi Me Me,

    I just saw your question on GI2MR and came to take a peek at your blog and read more details on your story. Congratulations on getting pregnant again and Good Luck to You!
    As far as what helped me with craving sweets: the more greens I eat the better. I'm also fructose intolerant, I'm pretty sure, so I don't prepare much food with dates. I post a lot of recipes on my blog, if you need ideas... I wish you the best for your journey! Love,


  2. Hello, Just dropped in after reading a post on Raw Food Talk. I'm also preggers and newly raw (or trying to be, anyway), due to give birth in the next week or two, to my 3rd child.
    Best of luck with the pregnancy! I'm like you, I've got to have some ready-made snacks on hand, otherwise I fall off the wagon. I've found "The Rawtarian" site to have some great recipes.

  3. These sound easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to giving them a try. Cashews are so sweet I never knew until going raw.